One Million Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines Administered In Jamaica

Yesterday, Sunday, November 7, 2021 marked the day that Jamaica surpassed the one million mark in doses of the COVID-19 vaccines administered.

This achievement, which was previously announced as a November 30th timeline, comes as the country continues its vaccination programme with blitz operations at several sites across the island on Saturday and Sunday.

On hearing of the achievement, Health & Wellness Minister, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton said, “I would like to salute our public health team for their dedication and continued efforts in taking vaccination to the population through fix sites, blitz and community outreach. I also want to thank our partners in the private sector who have contributed to this effort.”

Jamaica is currently administering three vaccines to the population – AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson, all of which have been approved the World Health Organization (WHO). Jamaicans are encouraged to visit vaccination.moh.gov.jm or call 888-ONE-LOVE (663-5683) to find the nearest vaccination site.

  

“Although we still have some way to go to vaccinate our population, I hope this milestone will encourage Jamaicans not yet vaccinated to come on board. Vaccination saves lives and is the most effective response to COVID to restore normality to our lives” added Dr. Tufton

As at 2:30 p.m., the country distributed a total of 1,000,455 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines; of this number 553,341 were first doses; 391,782 second doses and 55,333 of the single dose vaccine.

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